The Carolina Theatre of Durham will present 43-year-old Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist and songwriter Boney James at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd. (James previously performed at the theater on April 20, 2013.)
According to The Carolina Theatre:
“Four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 Grammy-nominated album The Beat.
“His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James. Released by Concord Records May 4, 2015, futuresoul features vocalist and Mint Condition frontman Stokley [Williams] on ‘Either Way,’ a collaboration enabled by Twitter. Says James, ‘Like my recent duet with Raheem DeVaughn, I was able to meet Stokley on Twitter and send him the music for this track. He wrote the brilliant lyric and sent me a finished vocal all via email!’
“Also featured is rising-star trumpet player Marquis Hill (2014 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition) on the plaintive ‘Far From Home.'”
The Carolina Theatre adds:
“Concord Records will ship Boney James’s new CD futuresoul to The Carolina Theatre to be sold after the April 3rd show. This will be the first place Boney James’ fans will be able to buy the CD (four weeks prior to its May 4th release date).”
The Carolina Theatre presents BONEY JAMES at 8 p.m. April 3 in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan, St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.
Carolina Theatre Box Office: 888-241-8162, 919-560-3030, or http://www.carolinatheatre.org/tickets.
Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/114779/762195.
SHOW: http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/boney-james-1 and https://www.facebook.com/events/337923933058609/.
VIDEO PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeRk1ilxktw.
PRESENTER: http://www.carolinatheatre.org/, https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaTheatreDurham, and https://twitter.com/CarolinaDurham.
Boney James (nee James Oppenheim, saxophonist and songwriter, born 1961): http://www.boneyjames.com/ (official website), http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/artists/boney-james/ (Concord Music Group bio), https://www.facebook.com/boneyjames (Facebook Page) https://twitter.com/boneyjames (Twitter page), and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boney_James (Wikipedia).
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